Last week Doug Pitt enjoyed his first few seconds of his 15 minutes of fame. If that name sounds slightly familiar, it’s because Doug Pitt is Brad Pitt’s little brother. Doug Pitt is not an actor, he’s just a smalltown gentleman with a southern drawl and stars in the new Virgin Mobile Australia commercial. Thanks to Doug’s one degree of separation from Brad, the commercial is quickly racking up tons of eyeballs online.
The younger Pitt runs a family computer business in Missouri and despite sharing Brad’s twinkling eyes and similar facial structure, Doug has never had an interest in acting.
So what does big time moviestar Brad Pitt think about his brother’s silly overseas commercial?
“I was out riding my bike and stopped and got a text [from Brad] and it just said, ‘Hey, just saw it. Hilarious.’ So, I was pleased,” Doug told NBC’s "Today" show.
However, Doug did ask for Brad’s blessing before he agreed to do the ad.
“I’ve never stepping in [to acting], the timing was fine but I did call him and said, ‘Hey, what do you think?’ And he was like, ‘Do it. It sounds great!’”
Doug is getting just a glimpse into the media circus that is his brother’s life.
“It’s a little surreal, but it’s fun,” says Doug of his newfound celebrity status.
While Brad and Doug’s similarities are uncanny, Doug says when he was younger nobody confused him for Brad but rather people would ask him if he was Val Kilmer.